Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
Un-Freakin-Believable Hyperactive Beatdowns!
Ball Busting Action!!!
Style over substance rules but who cares when the most brutal jaw-dropping fight scenes are an Eye-Popping, Balls to the Wall, Life or Death Spectacle!
Gratuitous Adrenalin Pumping Acts of Extreme Violence!
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Unrated version of The Raid : Redemption!
How does one even begin to describe this remarkable martial arts film when there is nothing out there that even comes close to what you can expect to find in The Raid!
Its no Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon! There's nothing artsy fartsy about it (Don't get me wrong.. I love artsy fartsy! But sometimes I like my films Straight Up!)
Its no Enter the Dragon 70s camp with an occasional smattering of choreographed fight scenes! The characters in The Raid don't have time to stop and bleed muchless stop and partake in humor! As far as the fight scenes go The Raid has the most realistic fight scenes and unfortunately for the squeamish…
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
Simple but not stupid.
I think this sentiment is what this film nails that a lot of other great action movies nowadays are completely ignoring. Movies like Pacific Rim and John Wick are great action movies that are also stupid and they know it. This movie proves that you can still do over the top action without it being some sort of meta statement about the genre.
This movie executes its premise in an absolutely brutal fashion and I suggest it to anyone who is tired of the status quo being held up in action films currently.
Also the English lip dubbing was terrible.
Talk/Shoot/Kick/Stab/Punch: The Movie
This was kind of excessively brutal, but the fight scenes are way good, and I like the simplicity of the setup; everything is calibrated to create maximum tension and momentum.
One of the best shot and directed action / martial arts films I have EVER seen. The martial arts stunt work is amazing and modern. This tops all those goofy Jackie Chan Kung Fu films.Has a good plot that rolls the action along. The soundtrack by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park works well, the acting works, the cinematography works, everything about this movie works on every level. Just watch this one and the go out and watch DREDD and the Raid part2.
I don't know how The Raid had passed my attention before now. This thing is a delight.
-Characters that are fun to watch on-screen.
-Characters that have specific, believable goals.
-A lot of great, great fighting scenes.
A lot of fighting. From about the five minute mark onward, The Raid is a melee of bullets, flying limbs, and blood. And the fighting evolves to keep the aesthetic from getting stale. Things evolve naturally--we start off with bullets and gunfire, and then we run out of bullets. Then we move on to swords and knives. Then we run out of swords and knives. Finally it's fist throwing, kick lobbing, and physics breaking hand-to-hand combat. Most movies ramp up to the heavier artillery, but on-screen it's the devolution into lesser weapons (and finally no weapons) that ends up feeling most exciting. The Raid nails it.
this film gave me an idea to create a new kind of landlord/tenant system where people pay 10 dollars per month for an appartment with no kitchen or bathroom, but have access to a public kitchen and bathroom per each floor that charges tenants 10$ per each use.
would people stop eating to save money? or maybe they would stock up on microwavable meals and poptarts. also the elevator costs money to use but the stairs are free. I imagine people would inevitably start taking shits in a designated corner of their rooms to save more money. maybe even sneak a portapotty in there somehow.
I think it would make the most sense to just rent out two rooms and use one just to shit in, or if your smart just rent out a whole floor and grow weed in every room.
To describe this movie in three words: Brutal. Intense. Action.
Le sobran diálogos, pero supongo que está en el límite de palabras/minuto para ser considerada una película por el Sindicato de Películas de Hostias a Mogollón (o SPHM, para los enterados).
La otra opción era meter más diálogos para que la trama no chorrease, pero correrían el riesgo de perder el impresionante ritmo de la película, y además la película no lo pide.
[...] Wenn THE RAID eins vorweisen kann, ist es Dynamik. Die Darstellung dieser nicht-Handlung (wer braucht schon eine Story, marginal reicht völlig hin) ist sowas von rasant und packend in Szene gesetzt, dass ein ‚WTF?-Moment‘ den nächsten jagt! Unglaublich choreographierte (zumindest für den sporadischen Konsumenten von asiatischen Klopperfilmen) Kampfszenen laufen in einer Herzklopfen verursachenden Geschwindigkeit ab, übertriebene Schießereien, Explosionen, Stechereien, Brutalitäten jeglicher Art reihen sich in zackigem Tempo aneinander und lassen wenig bis keinen Raum zum Durchatmen. Das atemberaubende Tempo wird ab und an lediglich durch kurze, äußerst spannende Momente der Ruhe unterbrochen – die Cops sammeln sich, verstecken sich, formieren sich neu zum finalen Angriff. [...]
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